On August 8, 2008, The Perfect Game opens nationwide. The film’s cinematographer Bryan Greenberg is a veteran of over one hundred music videos. “OConnor equipment has been with me all the way,” says Greenberg. “I bought a used OConnor 100 back in 1976 that I still use today. The combination of counterbalance and OConnor drag gives me the right feel. Looking back, Greenberg recalls when the head came with various spring options. “When I was living and working in Detroit, the cameras were all much heavier, so this older 100 was made with heavy-duty springs.”
Greenberg used the OConnor Ultimate 2575 head on The Perfect Game. “We did high angles in the bucket with the 2575, capturing the crowds about to charge the field,” he explains. “At one point, we needed to put a camera and head in a very narrow area and still tilt up and get a smooth pan across the crowd. OConnor was the answer. Plus, the head came in handy when I had to work with long lenses and extenders on exteriors, or going low into the crowd. It’s safe to say we couldn’t have captured the action of this wonderful true story with the intensity and excitement necessary if I didn’t have OConnor equipment to take me places I needed to be.”
The HighRoad Entertainment Group film is being distributed by Lionsgate®. Directed by William Dear, it stars Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Emilie De Ravin, Bruce McGill and Patricia Manterola. The movie is based on the true story of a scrappy Mexican Little League team that became the first non-American team to win the league’s World Series.